Naiyi Wang is a curator and researcher whose work concentrates on the juncture between ecology, technology, and expanded definitions of life and non-life from an intersectional perspective. She curated the inaugural Beijing Art and Technology Biennale (BATB) titled Synthetic Ecology (2022), which brings together 50 renowned artists, scientists and ecologists from all over the world. She serves as director and chief curator of Beijing Art and Technology Biennale (BATB) and is currently curating the second edition, which will take place in September 2024.

She initiated Climate Care (2020–ongoing), an initiative dedicated to exploring the convergence of art, technology and climate change, while seeking to evoke action on the climate crisis in all its facets. She collaborated with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to curate WE ARE NATURE, which is programmed with the inaugural China Climate Action Week (2022). By encouraging the development of ecologically-conscious and collaborative practices in art+technology, she aims to nurture mutually beneficial relations among art, technology, and ecology through a transdisciplinary curatorial approach, providing unconventional responses to planetary challenges.

She was appointed co-curator (teaming up with Vicky Richardson, Stanley Wong, and Li Degeng) of the inaugural Guangzhou Design Triennial 2024. Previously, she curated Care Pavilion at 4th London Design Biennale 2023 in Somerset House, and edited the accompanying publication Care Manifesto (Hong Kong: Bauhinia, forthcoming). She was chief curator for 751 International Design Festival 2023 titled Narratives of Love in Beijing. She co-curated Material Tales: The Life of Things (in collaboration with Design Museum London) in 2021. Prior to that, she curated/co-curated exhibitions at 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, London Design Festival, Beijing Media Art Biennale (BMAB), Asia Digital Art Exhibition (ADAE), Stanley Picker Gallery (London), Flux Factory (New York), Milan Design Week, among many others.

She is co-author of Design Beyond the Human: Transdisciplinary Conversations About the Planet (edited by Elio Caccavale and Prof Gordon Hush), which will be published by Bloomsbury. Her recent translations include The Curatorial: A Philosophy of Curating (Beijing: China Pictorial Publishing House, 2021), Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life (Nanjing: Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, 2023) and Sifting the Trash: A History of Design Criticism (Nanjing: Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, forthcoming).

She is a lecturer in MA Design Criticism & Curatorial Studies at d-School of China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). She is a recipient of Sino-British Fellowship Trust (2023–26, 2016–17) and Design Trust Feature Grant (2023-24), and currently pursuing a PhD in V&A/RCA History of Design based in two of the world's leading institutions Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and Royal College of Art (RCA), and divides her time between London and Beijing.